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Brussels Airport (BRU)

Brussels Airport (IATA: BRU, ICAO: EBBR) (also called Brussel-Nationaal / Bruxelles-National (Brussels-National) or Zaventem) is an international airport 6.5 NM (12.0 km; 7.5 mi) northeast of Brussels, the capital of Belgium. In 2015, more than 23 million passengers arrived or departed at Brussels Airport, making it the 21st busiest airport in Europe. It is located partially in Zaventem, partially in the Diegem area of Machelen, and partially in Steenokkerzeel, in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is home to around 260 companies, together directly employing 20,000 people and serves as the home base for Brussels Airlines, TUIfly Belgium and Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium.

Brussels Airport obtains Airport Health Accreditation in compliance with the recommendations by ICAO and the protocol issued by EASA/ECDC

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Brussels Airport makes every effort to ensure that the airport’s facilities are hygienic and safe to welcome passengers. The combination of the various health...

172 jobs threatened at Ryanair in Belgium

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Ryanair intends to cut 172 jobs in Belgium, the Irish low-cost airline told the unions. This is more than double the number (80) announced...

COVID-19 test centre at Brussels Airport to open on 14 September

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The Test Centre at Brussels Airport where travellers can get themselves tested for COVID-19 will open on Monday 14 September. Thanks to this Test...

1.1 million passengers at Brussels Airport this summer, down 80% on 2019

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Continued growth in cargo volumes transported During the two months of the summer holidays, Brussels Airport welcomed almost 1.1 million passengers, down 80% on the...

airBaltic resumes flights to Brussels and 8 other European cities today

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Latvian airline airBaltic announces that as of today it resumes flights between Riga and nine additional destinations. In total, airBaltic now connects Riga with...

Work has commenced on connecting Brussels Airport to the Brussels-Leuven cycle highway

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Work on the construction of a branch leading off the F3 Brussels-Leuven cycle highway to Brussels Airport has commenced today. Thanks to the new...

Final landing for Brussels Airlines’ Airbus A319 OO-SSC (Star Alliance livery) at Twente Airport

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In the morning of 31 August, a Brussels Airlines Airbus A319 (registered OO-SSC) departed Brussels Airport, Belgium, with destination Twente Airport, The Netherlands, on...

Air Serbia recommences flights to Brussels today (27 August)

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Today, on 27 August, Air Serbia started the gradual recommencement of flights between Belgrade and Brussels. An Airbus A319 aeroplane of the Serbian national...

Brussels Airlines cancels all flights to the Balearic Islands until the end of October, Ryanair maintains flights

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Last week we reported that TUI fly Belgium was cancelling flights to the Balearic Islands (Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Mahon). Now it is Brussels...

Thai Airways postpones to 31 October the resumption of flights to Brussels

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Thai Airways is further postponing the resumption of scheduled flights between Brussels and Bangkok. The airline has now cancelled service between the two capitals...

Brussels Airport’s ombudsman assesses the runway renovation works completed this summer

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The renovation work on the main Brussels Airport runway 25R has just been completed: air traffic can resume normally through the usual corridors. The...

Renovation of runway 07L/25R at Brussels Airport completed this weekend

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The renovation works on runway 07L/25R at Brussels Airport and the final tests will be completed on the 23rd of August at 06:00, at...

COVID-19 testing soon possible at Brussels Airport in mobile lab

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There will be a mobile lab at Brussels Airport where passengers can get tested on Covid-19. This will enable passengers returning from a red...

Vueling reconnects Brussels with four destinations in Spain

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Vueling plans more than 220 routes, including four between Brussels and Spain, during the month of August 2020. The start date for this expansion...

WFS wins 5-year contract with Air France KLM Martinair Cargo and opens new cargo terminal at Brussels Airport

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Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) investment in state-of-the-art facilities as part of its long-term commitment to Brussels Airport has earned the world’s largest cargo handling...

Technical issue on Western Global Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-11F forces pilots to return to Brussels Airport

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On 8 August, a Western Global Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-11F (registered N799JN) operated a cargo flight between Brussels, Belgium and Miami, United States. The...

Half a million passengers at Brussels Airport in July, a decrease of 80.8% compared to 2019

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120 destinations available in August / Cargo volumes up nearly 10%. Since the resumption of non-essential flights on 15 June this year, the number of...

Brussels Airlines to repatriate stranded Ghanaians from Brussels to Accra on 11 August

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The returnees will undergo 14 days mandatory quarantine upon arrival The Embassy of Ghana in Brussels has partnered with Brussels Airlines to airlift stranded...

[Pics & Interview] Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules Farewell featuring CH-04 honourably discharged after last flight on 23 July 2020

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C-130 Hercules Farewell featuring CH-04 (msn number 09329-20) honourably discharged after last flight on July 23rd 2020. Text and pictures by Martin Gillet & Benoît...

US border pre-clearance facilities to open at Brussels Airport

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As announced earlier in our forum, US border pre-clearance facilities will be opened at Brussels Airport, so that American border control can be completed...